Tag: Featured

National Construction Code proposal passes

Regarded as the most significant shake up to Australia’s timber industry in 30 years, the National Construction Code Board’s (NCCB) approval of a deemed-to-satisfy proposal will now make it easier for developers to use timber in mid to high-rise construction. TimberTrader News associate editor Megan Macdonald sat down with Ric Sinclair, managing director of the FWPA, in this exclusive interview about the announcement.

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Protecting your business from bushfire

The 2015-16 Australian summer period has been devastating for Victoria and Western Australia due to bushfires. Timber industry associations have issued reminders and tips for business owners to survive this dangerous period – while others are advocating for more effective prevention strategies.

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Riding the wooden wave

Michael Powell is no ordinary high school teacher. During the day he is crafting young minds, but when the day is done he is crafting something else, something unexpected, and the results are pretty remarkable.

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